Electronics can contain hazardous or rare materials and are the largest growing segment of the waste stream. Because of this, Illinois state law prohibits residents from disposing of computers, monitors, printers and other electronics in landfills. In addition, the City's curbside waste hauler will not take any prohibited item on your trash day. The City of Aurora regularly contracts with electronics recycling companies to offer drop-off sites where residents can dispose of electronics such as computer components and televisions for recycling.
However, the cost to recycle these items has increased significantly in recent years and state law requires the cost of electronics recycling to be borne by the original equipment manufacturers, such as Microsoft or Samsung, prohibiting electronics recyclers from passing on the cost of their services to municipalities. While these restrictions have caused many municipalities to end or temporarily suspend their collections programs, the City of Aurora is still researching options to be able to continue to provide this service to residents. Collection Dates & Locations
Collection dates, typically Saturdays, are announced via the City's community calendar
or on my Facebook Page
. Residents can also call 630-256-4636 to check for upcoming recycling events. Electronics collection events are limited to City of Aurora residents only, and are reserved for electronics used in residences. No items from businesses will be accepted. Residents will be asked for identification with proof of their Aurora address.Accepted Items
The following items can be recycled: